Today is Thursday, which means it’s time for a book tag! I did this tag last year and I wanted to do it again this year because it’s a nice way to start the year off. I also enjoy doing this tag because it’s amusing to look back at my answers to see how I did.
How many books are you planning to read in 2023?
Once again, this year I’m setting my reading goal to 52 books. I considered setting it higher so it would be a bit more of a challenge, but I decided against it because I didn’t want to deal with the stress of Goodreads shaming me.
Name 5 books that you didn’t get to this past year but want to make a priority in 2023.
This is a tough question because I’m very bad at prioritising books. Of the books I listed last time I did this tag, I only read one of them in 2022. This year, I’m a bit more optimistic that I’ll get to my “priority” books, but we’ll see how it goes. I’m hoping to read Amari and the Great Game by B.B. Alston, The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston, Built to Last by Erin Hahn, and The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman in 2023.
What genre do you want to read more of?
I’m hoping to read more romance and more middle-grade fantasy in 2023. These are two genres that I really enjoy and I would love it if they could take up a greater percentage of my reading.
Name 3 not-related-to-book goals for 2023
This year, I actually do have a few, general, non-bookish goals. I want to continue to make an effort to cut back on single use plastics and switch to even more reusable options; I want to try new foods and restaurants; and try to find and stick to some sort of skincare routine that works for me.
What’s a book you have had forever and are determined to read?
One word that you’re hoping 2023 will be
I’m hoping that 2023 will be joyful. It seems like the world has become increasingly negative in recent years and I’m hoping that this year I can focus on finding joy.